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Can I use Kadian if I have a history of alcoholism?

If you have a history of alcoholism, you should discuss it with your doctor before taking the extended-release pain medication Kadian (morphine). Kadian can be habit-forming, and the risk of this is increased in people who have had problems with substance abuse in the past. It is also important to realize that drinking alcohol while using Kadian can dangerously slow your breathing and cause other serious side effects.

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